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Kilkenny River Court Hotel

The Bridge | John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is in an amazing area and is very much worth a stay. At first we got a room , without a Castle view. We got an upgrade and were blown away by the terrific view with balcony we received. Service in the Bar and Reception were second to none. Rooms were good size and clean.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here whilst attending a wedding. Everything was fantastic. The food was really nice and the room was great. There is a lovely view of the castle and the river from just outside the hotel and the location is fantastic! A little bit tricky to find as you could easily pass the small archway enterance to the car park. Better... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We could not rate this hotel highly enough!!!! From start to finish every member of staff was nothing but kind, pleasant, helpful, they couldn't do enough, not only for us but our guests also! We must mention Una who helped us plan our wedding and she was absolutely amazing, she made the whole experience so easy and stress free. The... More 

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Eldora, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Kilkenny River Court Hotel in June, 2015 on our first trip to Ireland. The location is awesome - walking distance to everything! Lovely view of the Kilkenny Castle, especially from the patio of the hotel. We also had a balcony attached to our room on the castle side! The staff was so friendly and helpful and attentive.... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel situated in the heart of Kilkenny city. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and the food is lovely. Friendly staff. Beautiful bar over looking the river. Would definitely stay here again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here last night. Hotel was very busy as there was a wedding but still got check in without any major delays. We stayed on the top floor and didn't hear a thing. Very central location and outdoor seating along the river perfect on a nice summer evening

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear justpleaseme, Delighted that everything was to your liking and you have taken the time to post up your feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Kilkenny again soon. Warm Regards, Niall O’ Connor General Manager noconnor@rivercourthotel.com More 

Ripon, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I walked in I thought everyone was so friendly and the lobby was nice and the restaurant was nice.... I got to my room and I almost fell over from shock. It smelled like someone had smoked in there and the carpets were wet from them trying to get the smell out. I cringed as I walked into the... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear J D, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. I was very sorry to read of your negativities. We are currently undergoing refurbishments works and this includes all bedrooms, we are currently changing all furniture, carpets and curtains. We are also upgrading the heating system in each room and redecorating all bedrooms and bathrooms, this work will... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with friends visiting from the UK, I thought it would be nice to sit by the river. When we arrived the chairs and tables outside we're full, a lot of stag party lads!!!! We found a table in the bar that was fine and we're told food may take a while, also fine. The food when it arrived... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DiGibbs, I was very disappointed to read your review I do apologize if your experience, we do have rule is place for stags and hens including no costumes, once they become any way unruly or loud they are asked to leave just to name two. If you were willing I would really appreciate a phone call or email to... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the River Court Hotel. The view of the castle and the river is phenomenal and though our family room didn't face the castle, it was very large and comfortable. I would highly recommend this hotel for others who are visiting Kilkenny. I want to give a particular shout-out to Ahmed, the manager. We wandered... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mollybobs, Thank you so much for taking the time write your review .I have pass your lovely words on to Ahmed and I will also pass them on to the rest of my team each one of them are a real asset to the hotel. I am happy to read you enjoyed the best view in Kilkenny of the... More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting of this hotel by the river and the stunning Kilkenny Castle opposite make a truly beautiful and tranquil picture for guests arriving here. A very attractive and large riverside terrace with seating complete the scene for a relaxed stay here. The service and the really warm welcome at this hotel are a rarity nowadays. The staff are friendly... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael G, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. I was delighted to read that you had such a wonderful experience and that you rate the Kilkenny Rivercourt so highly especially with the abundance of great restaurants and pubs that Kilkenny has to offer. I have passed your lovely comments onto the team. I... More 

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